Casting Call: Improvised Show for International Women’s Day 2020

Cost: n/a

Calling all female-identifying people interested in storytelling!

Volunteer performance project with improvisation and storytelling experience included, culminating in a show on Saturday 7th March at the Bristol Improv Theatre.

ABOUT THE SHOW

If These Walls Could Talk is the latest production by the Delight Collective in collaboration with the Bristol Improv Theatre.

We are looking for a diverse cast of open-minded and playful female-identifying people who would be interested in researching and sharing the stories of their grandmothers, mothers and themselves as part of an interactive theatre show which will be performed on Saturday 7th March as part of the International Women’s Day Show at the Bristol Improv Theatre.

If These Walls Could Talk is based on a format originally conceived by Amy Moule (Impro Melbourne). Inspired by the audience’s responses to collages about the lives of women in 1920, 1980 and 2020, we will see improvised scenes taking place in the same location in each of these years. The focus will be on authentic, heart-warming and honest improvised storytelling and acting.

No performance or improvisation experience needed.

Training will be provided as part of the rehearsal period.
Availability for the full rehearsal period and a willingness to play and discover is preferred.

We welcome applications from anyone who identifies as female and particularly encourage LGBT+ and BAME people to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, please complete this google form by Friday 22nd November. This form asks for:

  1. Your contact details
  2. A description of your performance experience/history or CV or Spotlight Link
  3. A brief statement (100 words max) of why you are interested in the project
  4. A brief description (150 words max) of a woman in your family or wider circle who inspires you
  5. Any unavailability for the rehearsal period proposed.

You will hear back from us by 30th November. If your application is successful you will be invited to an audition workshop on Saturday 14th December. Call backs will take place the following day.

Rehearsals:

  • Thursday 9th January – 7-9pm
  • Thursday 16th January – 7-9pm
  • Thursday 23rd January – 7-9pm
  • Thursday 30th January – 7-9pm
  • Thursday 6th February – 7-9pm
  • Thursday 13th February – 7-9pm
  • Sunday 1st March – 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 5th March – 7-9pm



ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Imogen Palmer is the Artistic Director of The Delight Collective which currently produces the shows ‘The Bish Bosh Bash’ (‘5 stars’- Bristol 24/7), IMOGENÉ: the improvised pop concert (featured as part of Bristol Pride and Fuse Festival Shoebox theatre) and Friends Like These (Zeal Fest London). She is an instructor at The Bristol Improv Theatre and regularly tops up her training with classes from improv masters including Patti Stiles (Loose Moose Theatre, Impro Melbourne), Jason Shotts (IO Chicago), Pgraph (Hideout Theatre), Jill Bernard (HUGE Theatre) and Mark Beltzman (Second City).


ABOUT THE THEATRE

The Bristol Improv Theatre was founded in 2012 by a group of improvised performers, artists and theatre-makers. Our mission is to be an institution of spontaneous, collaborative, and creative theatre, a resource for ambitious artists and audiences, and a home for all those whom improvised work touches. In 2017, the BIT relaunched its temporary venue on St. Paul’s Road, Clifton as a full-time theatre space. Our newly refurbished, 100-seat, multi-space venue is the first permanently established theatre for improvised performance in the UK.

Venue

Bristol Improv Theatre

Locality

Bristol

Opportunity title: Casting Call: Improvised Show for International Women’s Day 2020
Expiry Date: 2019-11-22T00:00:00+00:00